Orewa College Arts & Events Centre
80 Riverside Rd, Orewa
If you’re planning on joining us for the first time on a Sunday, you are so welcome – we’re looking forward to hanging out with you!
Going somewhere for the first time can be a little daunting, so we put this page together to help you get a feel for where to go and what’s going to be happening. Our services are contemporary and relaxed, so that everyone can feel welcome, even if they’re not familiar with ‘church’.
Our Sunday service is 10:00am – 11:30am.
Free tea and coffee is available in the foyer from 9:45am and after the service.
We meet on Sundays at Orewa College Arts & Events Centre, 80 Riverside Rd, Orewa.
There is plenty of street parking available, as well as parking on-site at the school. Look for our friendly car parking team and they will wave you into the right spot. There are mobility access carparks at the start of the main driveway.
Look for our church flags at the main driveway - this is the main entrance-way. The auditorium entrance is on the western side of the Arts & Events Centre, adjacent to the field. There are chairs for seating, with a stage at the front. Toilets are accessed from the foyer area.
Our time together is likely to have four main components:
Worship: This is a time where we focus on connecting with God, most often through singing songs together, led by a live band. It’s likely to last for 20 minutes.
Learn: We take the time to explore a relevant topic (often in a series over a few weeks). We try to understand how the wisdom of the Bible can help make sense of life and faith. Typically 35 - 40 minutes.
Response: We always expect God to be present and we make space to engage with and respond to His transforming power and love. We often worship together, take communion together and we make time to pray for people because we believe it gives God an opportunity to change things – physically, spiritually, and emotionally – wherever the need is. We’ll always lead this time in a low key way - and there’s never an obligation to be prayed for or to pray for someone. This is typically a 10 - 15 minutes.
Coffee and chat: We love to hang out with one another after the service has finished so there is coffee and baking available at no cost for everyone to enjoy. Our children join us as well so it’s usually a lot of fun and a great chance to meet some of the locals.
We really value our children, and have invested in great leaders and equipment to run our cool Coast Kids programme! The kids are in the main service typically until after the first couple of worship songs then they head out to their programme (we’ll let you know when in the service).
Sign in for Pre-school and Primary: Register your child/children at the Coast Kids info area in the foyer when you arrive at church. Our kids leaders can help you sign in and get your child's name tag from 9:40am.
Crèche ( Under 3’s): Available in the Dance Studio for parents to use with their under 3’s. Parents have the option of leaving their 2 year olds to be cared for by the room leader.
Pre-School (3-5 year olds): In Room D18, accessed through the doors at the rear of the auditorium. It is a short walk outside to this room which is dedicated to our pre-schoolers. There will be signs along the way to direct you.
Primary (Yrs 1-6): In Rooms D1/D2, accessed through the doors at the rear of the auditorium. It is a short walk outside and along the covered walkways to these rooms which are side-by-side. There will be signs along the way to direct you.
Yrs 7-10: Stay in for the worship songs, and then head through to Room D13. It is a short walk outside and along the covered walkways to these rooms which are side-by-side. There will be signs along the way to direct you. Our MC will announce when it’s time to head over, and leaders will guide them there.